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March, 2021

Zeno Power: Vanderbilt’s NSF I-Corps team makes an impact through innovation

Mar. 24, 2021—Since the inception of the Vanderbilt I-Corps Site Program just three years ago, more than 20 teams of VU innovators have been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s prestigious National I-Corps Program, turning their STEM ideas and research into novel inventions that improve health care, strengthen cybersecurity, produce clean energy, support people battling drug abuse...

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Civil engineering students shift to organize online regional ASCE conference

Mar. 23, 2021—The 2021 American Society for Civil Engineering Southeast student conference still will feature classics such as the concrete canoe and steel building competitions, though the event has been reengineered for an online format. Vanderbilt and Lipscomb universities are hosting more than 400 students from 20-plus schools later this week. Students began organizing the conference, which...

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Alumna Jessica D. Haley joins engineering school’s Board of Visitors

Mar. 23, 2021—3M engineer Jessica D. Haley (BS’10, MS’10, PhD’15) has joined the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. She will attend the board’s virtual meeting today, which includes a ceremony to recognize the newest members of the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Circle of Distinguished Friends. While at Vanderbilt, the Jacksonville, Florida native simultaneously earned...

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Barth appointed faculty head of house, joining The Ingram Commons

Mar. 21, 2021—Eric Barth, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the faculty head for one of the ten houses that make up The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Barth, his wife Helen, and their twin 14-year-old daughters, Nola and Kira, will move into the faculty apartment of Hank Ingram House in July. “We have been excited...

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Engineering school announces 2021 alumnae honorees, distinguished friend

Mar. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Sheryll D. Cashin, Jennifer Rose Frist and Cathy Jo Thompson Linn have been named Distinguished Alumni and Courtney Clark Pastrick has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebrated at the Board of Visitors virtual meeting Wednesday,...

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Data Science Institute hosts AI for conservation expert in March 19 virtual event

Mar. 12, 2021—A virtual discussion, “Trustworthy AI for Wildlife Conservation: AI and Humans Combating Extinction Together,” will take place on March 19 at 2 p.m. CT. Registration is required. The discussion is hosted by the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute. Artificial intelligence is increasingly the foundation of decisions big and small, affecting the lives of individuals and the...

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Three elected to College of Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Mar. 10, 2021—Three Vanderbilt University faculty have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). They are: Cynthia Paschal, PhD, senior associate dean for Undergraduate Education and associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Brad Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, vice...

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Student-organized conference on March 20 highlights smart home tech

Mar. 8, 2021—An upcoming free, one-day conference on emerging technologies will focus on smart home technologies and feature talks by top officials from Amazon, Google Nest and Peloton, among others. Emerge 2021: Home Smart Home is Saturday, March 20, on Zoom. The conference is hosted annually by the Vanderbilt University’s Women in Computing student organization. The event,...

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